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Title: Thoughts on what this occupation might be.
Post by: Stanwix England on Tuesday 01 September 20 14:34 BST (UK)
Didn't post this in the handwriting section because I can actually read it, I just don't know what it means.

1939 Register; Reference: RG 101/4286C

Looking at the record for Vivian Booth who lives in Bolton it describes her as 'Clerk Flod and Jute Mero'.

It's likely she worked in the fabric industry in Bolton, based on her location and also what her father did before he died. I am assuming that is what the 'jute' refers to. I've no idea what the rest might mean.

An outside possibility is that her step-father was a fishmonger, but he'd died by this point as well.

Thank you
Title: Re: Thoughts on what this occupation might be.
Post by: janan on Tuesday 01 September 20 14:40 BST (UK)
Looking at the image it says Clerk Flax and Jute Merc (Merchant)

Jan
Title: Re: Thoughts on what this occupation might be.
Post by: Ruskie on Tuesday 01 September 20 14:43 BST (UK)
I was just about to reply but Jan beat me to it. The fold of the book covers the probable ch abbreviation of Merchant.

I agree with Clerk Flax too. :)
Title: Re: Thoughts on what this occupation might be.
Post by: janan on Tuesday 01 September 20 14:49 BST (UK)
There's quite a bit disappearing down that fold :D
Title: Re: Thoughts on what this occupation might be.
Post by: Ruskie on Tuesday 01 September 20 15:02 BST (UK)
There's quite a bit disappearing down that fold :D

 ;D
Title: Re: Thoughts on what this occupation might be.
Post by: Stanwix England on Tuesday 01 September 20 15:30 BST (UK)
Thank you everyone.  :)
Title: Re: Thoughts on what this occupation might be.
Post by: iluleah on Tuesday 01 September 20 16:27 BST (UK)
Flax and Jute...so linen production industry